Dual Quad Desk Is a Transformer in Disguise

For the last 30 years, Fred Baier has been making some strange and wonderful commissioned furniture. Here is his Dual Quad desk—a real world transformer, if the toys were only made out of wood.

Constructed of stained and lacquered birch, this robot desk features a multifunction "roll top" and drop leaf design. I love that it's equally suitable for books as a flat panel monitor.

It'll run you a bit over $16,000—which is probably fair, considering there are but three units in existence. Check out more of Baier's remarkable portforlio here: [Baier via Bornrich]